Norton Antivirus Review

Written by Jason Lee -

Product Overview

Started in 1991, Norton Antivirus has come a long way. Antivirus, malware protection and online safety are just some of the features included with Norton Security.

The focus on keeping your device safe is mirrored through the simple interface. Norton does everything it says it does in keeping your device safe from digital threats. Further, it can also help improve your system to get it running like new again.


Norton has been a strong contender over the years in the security game. Tests performed by AV-Test, the industry standard in antivirus security checks, gave Norton high ranks in detecting and removing digital threats.

Norton's roots started in antivirus, where its security features are notable. As attacks became more complex, protection from malware and ransomware was added in. As attacks can happen from removable storage like USB drives, Norton also scans these for known threats.

All detected threats are placed under quarantine for further checks. Norton will then determine if the file is recoverable or needs removal from the system.

Norton provides you with an option to create a bootable rescue disk. This is helpful when your PC is no longer able to boot into the operating system. The rescue disk can help you get back into your system to save important files.

Included with the Norton Security suite is a browser plugin to protect you from malicious websites. These checks ensure you don't give personal information to phishing websites. Phishing websites are sites that look like popular sites such as banks. They then trick you in to providing your login details and use these for malicious purposes.


On average, Norton has great performance results for real-time and detailed scanning of files. Performance hits are minimal, whether it is running a real-time or scheduled scan.

The Gamer Mode option prevents alerts from showing whilst you are gaming or watching videos. This ensures you are not distracted and can focus on the game at hand.


Norton antivirus is compatible with the following systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or later
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich or later*
  • iOS 9 or later

* Android device must have a 550MHz processor, 256MB RAM, 3MB available disk space to install and the Google Play app installed


  • Telephone support
  • Online knowledgebase
  • Social media
  • Community forums


Norton provides a few different pricing options for their products available.


  • 1 year for $39.99
  • 2 year for $89.99


  • 1 year for $49.99
  • 2 year for $109.99


  • 1 year for $59.99
  • 2 year for $139.99


All Norton products come with a 60-day money back guarantee.

Final Verdict

Norton Security antivirus is a great all-in-one tool for anyone. With subscription plans to cover the whole household of devices, you can't go wrong with Norton. Having been in the antivirus and malware protection game for over 25 years, Norton is a solid choice.





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